West Coast Collection, Vol. 1
contains 12 sanitized versions of Californian hip-hop hits from the late '80s and early '90s, including classics by Tone Loc
("Wild Thing") and Young MC
("Bust A Move"). Although the song selection is fairly uneven -- there are cuts by stars like Kid Frost
and Spice 1
, but also forgotten tracks by Rodney O & Joe Cooley
and the Conscious Daughters
-- it's an entertaining listen, especially for casual fans who just want a couple of hits, not a comprehensive overview.